KJI in the Media

Kansas case was about free speech, not raw milk

By Sam MacRoberts The First Amendment doesn’t stop at a farmer’s gate. At least not anymore, thanks to Mark and Coraleen Bunner. The Bunners are hardworking, honest dairy farmers near Hays. They started their dairy nearly 25 years ago with just a single goat and expanded slowly over the years. The dairy farm was a … Continue reading Kansas case was about free speech, not raw milk

A bizarre Kansas law prohibited advertising raw Milk. So this farm couple fought back

By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board – November 11, 2019 05:00 AM via The Kansas City Star Got raw milk? Kansas goat farmers Mark and Coraleen Bunner do, but bizarrely, they and every other producer have been prohibited by state law from advertising or even mentioning that fact anywhere but physically on their farms. … Continue reading A bizarre Kansas law prohibited advertising raw Milk. So this farm couple fought back

Kansas Prohibition on Advertising of Raw Milk Ruled Unconstitutional!

By Alexia Kulwiec | November 11, 2019 via Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund – FarmToConsumer.org Until last week, Kansas raw milk farmers were permitted to produce raw milk and sell it directly from the farm but were prohibited from advertising it off-premises. According to the Raw Milk Advertising Ban, raw milk farmers were limited … Continue reading Kansas Prohibition on Advertising of Raw Milk Ruled Unconstitutional!

Free Speech: Right to Advertise Raw Milk

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has agreed that a Kansas statute sharply limiting such advertising violates the First Amendment. EUGENE VOLOKH |THE VOLOKH CONSPIRACY | 11.7.2019 9:01 AM via Reason.com Kansas law allows “the sale of milk or milk products on the farm by the producer from the production of the dairy herd to the … Continue reading Free Speech: Right to Advertise Raw Milk

Judge declares unconstitutional Kansas’ limits on raw milk ads

By Tim Carpenter via CJonline.com the Topeka Capital Journal Goat farmers Coraleen and Mark Bunner’s lawsuit challenging a 50-year-old state law limiting advertising on sales of raw milk resulted Wednesday in a court order approved by the Kansas attorney general and the Kansas agriculture secretary conceding the statute to be unconstitutional. Shawnee County District Court … Continue reading Judge declares unconstitutional Kansas’ limits on raw milk ads

Asset forfeiture law needs reform in Kansas – The Wichita Eagle

By Samuel G. MacRoberts  July 06, 2019 12:00 AM Kansas has one of the worst asset forfeiture laws in the nation. The Kansas Legislature had the opportunity to fix the problems this session but didn’t. Asset forfeiture may sound innocuous enough but in practice it’s abusive and fundamentally unjust. It’s when the government seizes money … Continue reading Asset forfeiture law needs reform in Kansas – The Wichita Eagle

Kansas’ unjust forfeiture law amounts to policing for profit

BY SAMUEL G. MACROBERTS SPECIAL TO THE STAR MAY 21, 2019 08:32 PM, UPDATED MAY 22, 2019 11:17 AM Kansas has one of the worst forfeiture laws in the nation. Presumption of innocence. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Judged by a jury of your peers. These aren’t just catchphrases; they are the bedrock principles that form a … Continue reading Kansas’ unjust forfeiture law amounts to policing for profit

Kansas Justice Institute in the spotlight

Join host James Franko, vice president, and policy director of KPI, as he discusses why the launch of the new litigation center, Kansas Justice Institute, is big news for the constitutional rights of ALL Kansans. James interviews Sam MacRoberts, litigation director and general counsel of the Kansas Justice Institute.